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Nothing Is Lost

Updated on August 14, 2012

Nothing Is Lost

All things, are eternal. While the composition of matter may be altered, it cannot be destroyed. Nothing is lost. Whatever shall seemingly perish, that thing will be once again even though it's form is likely changed. Whatever there is now, will endure forever, the consequences of it's existence to be everlasting on earth and borne upon our souls. So, if we accept that eternity is reality, how then shall we live?

Would it be that each of us shall invest only in himself, holding the future in contempt while we flourish in the moment? What a pitiful waste, that man with all his capacity for good, should resolve to engage in such reckless pursuit. May it never be that man is dutifully bound, of our own carnal nature, to such folly. Is not our greater calling unto that which is wholly outside of ourselves, the creation of a legacy for the generations that follow?

Lest we forget our portion in that heritage consider for a moment that every living creature draws the breath of life from the thin vapor surrounding our planet that we call oxygen. Who might there be that has gone before, or is yet to come, that did not also or will not likewise, draw upon that same resource? Did not men of both evil and good draw upon it? Herod and Hitler, Moses and yes, Jesus Christ! And if such as these inhaled the vapor surrounding our planet, did they not also exhale the same back into the atmosphere that you and I might be granted the privilege to consume it once again? All things are eternal, nothing is lost. So it is, those who have gone before have contributed to the legacy, both the good and the bad. Men of every age are inextricably confined to the bounds God's creation.

And so it is, we must choose, each of us. For future generations? Surely. For ourselves? Without exception! All things are eternal, nothing is lost. How then, how shall we conduct ourselves?

© 1987-2012 Scott R. Adie

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      aykianink 5 years ago

      I don't know either. I'm going to 'e-mail' you. Let's sse if it goes through.

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      sradie 5 years ago from Palm Coast FL

      aykianink, I don't know how to contact you privately if you can tell me how, I will do it. Thanks and thanks for the comment and reading my Hub.

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      aykianink 5 years ago

      Cool line: "Who might there be that has gone before, or is yet to come, that did not also or will not likewise, draw upon that same resource?"

      On another note, can you contact me privately? You have me as someone you're following and I'd like to talk to you. Thank you:-)

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      sradie 5 years ago from Palm Coast FL

      Hidden between the lines so to speak, you have found exactly the narrative that spawned this writing in 1987. Thanks for stopping by Aaron. It's always nice to have your clarification brought to the conversation.

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      Aaron Rushing 5 years ago from USA- Florida

      43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5: 43-48